As a Biochemistry major, you learn to understand biology at a molecular level and
techniques used in biomedical and agricultural research. The major prepares you for
careers in teaching, research and development, and professional careers in the life
Representative Job Titles and Areas of Specialization
*See Training section.
|Air Pollution Specialist *
||Pharmaceutical Salesperson *
|Analytical Biochemist *
|Bio-Organic Chemist *
|Clinical Laboratory Technologist *
||Plant Biochemist/Physiologist *
||Quality Control Technician *
||Research Assistant *
|Genetic Technician *
||Technical Writer *
||Weights And Measures Assistant *
Nature of the Work
Biochemical researchers conduct a broad range of research projects from exploring
the genetic differences between humans and primates to discovering keys to diagnosing
and treating cancer to finding ways to enhance Vitamin C in plants.
As a Biochemistry professor, you would conduct research, teach and tend to some administrative
Physicians and other medical professionals serve people while furthering the science
Places of Employment
|Corporations dealing in pharmaceuticals
||University and colleges
||Medical research centers
||National research centers
|Medical supplies and diagnostics
||Agricultural Research Services of the USDA
||County & State Depts. of Public Health
|Foods and cosmetics
Check out the jobs with asterisks. They may be obtained with a bachelor's degree depending
on the type of coursework you completed and experience you gained as an undergrad.
If you are considering a career in biochemical research, you should pursue a Ph.D.
If you have a master's degree, you may work as research assistant.
For further information and/or career counseling contact the UCR Career Center, (951)
The following documents may provide further ideas for exploration.